Benefits of New Digital Rights Management

by Frank Kettenstock, Chief Marketing Officer

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Digital Rights Management (DRM) for documents and software ensures that the use of copyrighted works is restricted. With widespread infiltration of copyrighted works across the digital sphere, it’s important that organizations safeguard their interests and implement a DRM system to protect their copyrighted software processes and content.

DRM technologies limit the use and modification of copyrighted work, including multimedia content and software processes and protect systems within the devices used for enforcing these policies.

Those in favor of DRM systems argue that it helps protect organizations from content theft on the internet. These proponents believe that intellectual property should be protected and safeguarded from being an easy target for theft. Just like we need physical locks to stop our assets and belongings from being stolen, they argue, organizations need to realize the role of a DRM in safeguarding all intellectual property on the internet.

By doing so, content owners can maintain artistic control and ensure that their names remain rightfully associated with the content that they’ve created. Additionally, implementing a DRM system also ensures that the revenue streams continue and that no one siphons off their flow.

With the digital landscape changing rapidly, rights management technology has proven to be up to the challenge. While some content producers may have given up on using DRM technology due to past delivery complexities, advancements in DRM systems enable content creators to protect intellectual property without compromising the customer experience or revenue.

Recent DRM systems offer the following benefits.

New DRM systems are practically invisible

Documents with DRM installed can be sent and delivered to all end-users without any plug-ins or required passwords. The document is properly secured, without the end user facing any complications of the protected environment.

Today’s DRM systems are future-proofed

New DRM is not limited to any specific format, as all your documents can be converted and adjusted on the go, without the need for creating or accommodating further hassle in the process.

New DRM systems work hand-in-hand with today’s advanced PDF editors

Like good PDF editor software, many DRM systems give you the option to control who can copy your file, how many copies they can make, whether or not they can edit your PDF or print it, and who gets access. And while most DRM systems don’t offer detailed file tracking or watermarking, advanced PDF editors like PhantomPDF do.

Taken together, today’s DRM systems and advanced PDF editors provide you with a complete, seamless system for rights management of your content.


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